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PeaZip 2.1 released

Hi, it is available PeaZip 2.1, full changelog here: http://peazip.sourceforge.net/

Most prominent updates are:
1) PeaZip has become a general purpose file and archive manager, allowing to manage items both in the filesystem and in archives. The file manager allow robust file move/copy operations, quick or secure deletion, file hashing or comparison and many other handy functions. (in Tools > Settings, second tab, it is possible to set startup interface if someone prefer the classic 2.0 application's behaviour).
2) It is now possible to drag and drop items from application to the system through a custom function which doesn't need to copy files to system's temporary folder on drag&drop operation, allowing faster execution and avoiding to leave tracks on unwanted paths.
3) Keyfiles can now be used for any supported format, enhancing security against dictionary and some social engineering attacks.
Keyfiles (of any size) are hashed with SHA256 and the Base64-encoded (RFC 4648) hash is pre-pended to the password; archives encrypted with use of keyfiles by PeaZip can be opened by any other archive manager following this convention or simply calculating the hash and prepending it to the password.

Other:
7z backend is updated to 4.58, adding support for LZMA archives, currently supported formats: 71 extensions grouped in 43 families;
program's graphic in "themes" was updated.

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Great! I'll update some time

Great! I'll update some time this week.

Edit: It's up https://portableapps.com/node/13467

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Awesome update! Hooray for

Awesome update! Hooray for drag-and-drop!

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Thank you very much for the

Thank you very much for the fast response!
All seem fine, apart for Tango theme icons (res\themes\tango) which are 100 instead of 113 as in 2.1 release (CrystalC theme is ok); to fix it you can delete the old folder and copy the new tango folder in theme directory.

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I'm not sure I understand

I'm not sure I understand your explanation. Should I make the installer delete the old theme directories when an update is performed?

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It's just the folder

It's just the folder res\themes\tango that in your package contains the old (2.0 version, 100 files) icons instead than the new (2.1 version, 113 files) icons, so it's needed to update the folder's content in the package in order to make the Tango theme work.
I see that CrystalC folder, instead, was correctly updated and contains the new 113 icon files of 2.1 version.

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Odd....On my PC, both folders

Odd....On my PC, both folders were updated correctly, and I just checked the package that I had created, and all 113 are there for me. I'll look into it

Edit: Just posted pre-release 2...it should fix the theme update issue, also, please post your comments/issues in thread that I created, rather than in this thread

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I downloaded and unpacked the

(moved to new thread)

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Really awesome job on this

Really awesome job on this version! I've tested it out and it is definitely replacing 7-zip as my main archive app.

One question / request, would it be possible for a future version during a drag-and-drop operation for the cursor to change, or get the little transparent file drag icon thingy?

I didn't know drag-and-drop was working till I actually let go of a file on my desktop Smile

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Found a little bug maybe.

Found a little bug maybe. The Browser doesn't seem to display the folders inside compiled NSIS installers. In Flat Mode, all the files / directories are shown correctly.

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The suggestion for drag and

The suggestion for drag and drop is good, I'll work on it.

About the not shown items, it is due to this (archive-related) issue
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1761744&group_i...
What happens in cases like this is that some utilities creates packages omitting to explicitely list directories, so when the archive is queried about the content of a given path, the answer is "nothing" (or in other cases, the directories added by those utilities don't show up).
However this issue logically does not affect the flat mode (and search and filter functions, based on the flat view mode), nor extraction and testing.

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Thanks for the explanation.

Thanks for the explanation. Keep up the great work!

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Another bug and a question

PeaZip doesn't seem to be honoring the "NonSolid" setting for 7z archives. For example I took 2 files and added them to a layout via the SendTo shortcut. I set 7z to "NonSolid" and the resulting archive is still Solid.

Also, is drag-and-drop supported to other applications, like a 3rd party file manager (I use XYplorer)? Or only to the system / Windows Explorer? I ask because it didn't work for me.

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Thanks for reporting the

Thanks for reporting the problem.
Setting "non solid" for 7z format switches off the -ms= parameter, that in older 7z versions made the archive non solid but in newer ones is equal to -ms=on since .7z archives are now solid by default; I'll correct the issue in 2.2 with "non solid" option adding -ms=off swithc (since then it can be added in console tab; modified jobs can be launched with "launch job" button).

As for drag and drop, it is a custom function which doesn't use classic Windows drag and drop mechanism, allowing to skip copying the data to system's temp folder first.
Advantages are in speed ad security, but as downside, the function has to guess the path of the window data is being dropped to, and all applications have different places where to store this information.
At the moment I written the code to recognize the path when the data is dropped to Windows (file) Explorer, from 9x to Vista (32 and 64 bit), but if the data is being dropped to applications other than Explorer PeaZip will ask for the path (directory selection dialog) since is not able to get it from an arbitrary application.

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Re: drag-and-drop I did

Re: drag-and-drop

I did notice that dialog come up, which is a fine way to handle it. However I don't think it's working correctly. When I use it, I get fatal errors and nothing is extracted.

I looked at the commandline in the log and the relevant portion is

-o<unsupported>\

That's where the output path is supposed to be, if I remember correctly.

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Thanks for tracking the item,

Thanks for tracking the item, it will be fixed asap

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Well thank you for a great

Well thank you for a great app!

I develop some of my own apps (not nearly as sophisticated as yours), so to a point I feel the pain of bugfixing Smile

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Yes, it sometimes is a pain,

Yes, it sometimes is a pain, but it is very important too, and quality feedback is an unvaluable help for developers.
Thank you very much for the effort of tracking and submitting bug reports!

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OpenSourceWindows.org - Added

I've finally added PeaZip to opensourcewindows.org because it really does rock. It's near the bottom as I just threw it up quickly. If you'd like me to add a better description, I'd be happy to, I just wrote that quickly.

Sorry for getting it up so late, I was waiting to do the new site navigation, but I'm going to wait for my summer break on that one.

Keep up the awesome work.

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Thank you for adding PeaZip,

Thank you for adding PeaZip, the description IMHO is good.

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